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Does social security benefits decrease who are drawing

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Does social security benefits decrease for couple who are drawing social security when they get married?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.
Hi from Just Answer. I'mCustomer and can assist. Getting marries will not affect your social security benefits on your work record. It can affect other programs, however. Just for further support, SSA.gov has a web page (https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3781/If-I-get-married-will-it-affect-my-benefits) that covers the subject: "If I get married, will it affect my benefits?If you get Social Security disability or retirement benefits and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. Here’s how marriage may affect other benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) If you marry, your spouse's income and resources may change your SSI benefit; or If you and your spouse both get SSI, your benefit amount will change from an individual rate to a couple’s rate. Benefits for a widow, divorced widow, widower or divorced widower You cannot get benefits if you remarry before age 60; andYou cannot get benefits if you are disabled and remarry before age 50.Divorced spouse’s benefitsGenerally, your benefits end if you remarry. Benefits for a child under age 18 or student ages 18 or 19Benefits end if you marry. Thanks for asking at Just Answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'mCustomer